Home' Publications : Boarding House Guidelines 2018 Contents 1. Parent or host arranges the times and travel
arrangements with the boarder.
2. Boarders' requests for weekend and day leave are
to be submitted no later than Thursday 6.00pm,
prior to the weekend of intended leave. Students
need to request leave via the Reach Leave
Management System, to be approved by staff and
parents/guardians. Leave is only granted when both
parents/guardians and boarding staff have granted
approval for the proposed leave.
3. It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to
contact the host family to make sure their son/
daughter will be fully supervised and cared for
whilst on leave. Overnight leave will only be granted
where there is parental supervision.
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Leave during mealtimes in not permitted. In addition, mid-
week leave of this nature will only be granted if it is with a
family member, for a school function, a Boarding House
event, or for a recognised sport.
Evening Leave after 6.00pm for cinema/party/visiting can
be organised after discussing the arrangement with the
Head of Boarding or senior boarding staff and by lodging
a leave request via Reach. This leave must be approved
by the Head of Boarding or senior boarding staff, and is
generally reserved for weekends only.
• For leave taken in the evening, TCE boarders must
return to the Boarding House by 10.45pm at the
latest on Friday/Saturday nights.
• Non-TCE boarders must return by 10.00pm.
• Boarders wishing to stay out later than this time must
have prearranged alternative accommodation for the
night with a host approved by parents/guardians.
Failure to abide by these curfews may result in the
boarder being denied leave on future weekends.
Boarders are not permitted to go to the Cataract Gorge
unless they are the supervision of a parent/guardian who is
willing to assume full responsibility.
Early Morning Leave
The Boarding House has a security system which will
enable individual students to exit from the house via
means of a PIN code which temporarily disarms the
security alarm on the door. Senior students participating in
College approved early morning sporting commitments
are able to apply for access to an individual PIN code. The
students are responsible for signing out via Reach as they
exit the building.
This includes overnight or evening leave. These types of
leave are approved by the Head of Boarding or Senior
Boarding Staff. Parental permission must be given for
each overnight leave. Overnight Leave is usually confined
to Friday and Saturday nights and the leave may
commence from the end of the school day on a Friday. We
strongly encourage the return of boarders to the house by
8.00pm on Sunday evening at the latest, except where
public transport prevents this. The aim being to allow
boarders time to settle and adequately prepare for classes
the following day.
Arranging Overnight Leave
The following procedures are to be followed:
Students and parents/guardians are asked to achieve a
balance in their requests for leave from the Boarding
community. The Head of Boarding reserves the right not
to grant leave if they are not satisfied that all details have
been completed, or if parental permission has not been
received in writing. The Head of Boarding may also
refuse leave if the behaviour of the student within the
Boarding House or at the College does not meet
These occur during mid term, often in Terms 1, 2 and 4
and often coincide with Public Holidays. The Boarding
House will be closed on these weekends and all
boarders are to leave the House. The House re-opens
on the Monday at 4.00pm. All boarders are expected to
return to the Boarding House by 8.00pm, except where
public transport prevents this. Exeat Leave requests
must be submitted via Reach two weeks prior to the
Exam Time Leave
Students may return home during exam times when not
required for exams. Parents/guardians are requested to
submit leave for these periods.
Parents/Guardians who are visiting Launceston are
always welcome to visit their sons and daughters.
Students are permitted to go out with their parents/
guardians for dinner during the week and on special
occasions. Parents/guardians who are regular visitors
should aim to fit in with the normal routine as far as
Boarders are permitted to stay with their parents/
guardians during the week while they are in Launceston.
Extended stays will need to negotiated with the Head of
Boarding as they may effect academic progress.
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